The Blackwell Guide to American Philosophy / Edition 1

The Blackwell Guide to American Philosophy / Edition 1

by Armen T. Marsoobian
     
 

The Blackwell Guide to American Philosophy offers the most ambitious survey to date of American philosophical thought.

Consisting of 23 newly commissioned chapters, each written by a leading scholar, the volume provides a state-of-the-art overview of the major eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century philosophical movements in America, including

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The Blackwell Guide to American Philosophy offers the most ambitious survey to date of American philosophical thought.

Consisting of 23 newly commissioned chapters, each written by a leading scholar, the volume provides a state-of-the-art overview of the major eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century philosophical movements in America, including idealism, pragmatism, and naturalism. The contributors also look at the major figures in American philosophy –ranging from Charles S. Peirce to Justus Buchler – and examine major philosophical themes such as religion, education, and art. Each chapter includes a bibliography to inspire and facilitate further study.

Taken as whole, the book provides a comprehensive history of philosophical thought in America, suitable for both students and scholars of American philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631216230
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/23/2004
Series:
Blackwell Philosophy Guides Series, #25
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.24(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.

Preface.

Editors’ Introduction.

PART I: HISTORICAL TRADITIONS.

1. Early American Philosophy (John Ryder).

2. Idealism in American Thought (Douglas Anderson).

3. The First Pragmatists (Joseph Margolis).

4. Naturalism (Michael Eldridge).

PART II. MAJOR FIGURES IN AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY.

5. C.S. Peirce, 1839-1914 (Vincent Colapietro).

6. William James, 1842-1910 (William J. Gavin).

7. Josiah Royce, 1855-1916 (Frank M. Oppenheim, SJ).

8. George Santayana, 1863-1952 (Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr.).

9. John Dewey, 1859-1952 (Larry A. Hickman).

10. George Herbert Mead, 1863-1931 (Mitchell Aboulafia).

11. Jane Addams, 1860-1935 (Charlene Haddock Seigfried).

12. W.E.B. Du Bois, 1868-1963 (Shannon Sullivan).

13. Alfred North Whitehead, 1861-1947 (John W. Lango).

14. C.I. Lewis, 1883-1964 (Sandra B. Rosenthal).

15. Suzanne K. Langer, 1895-1985 (Richard E. Hart).

16. Willard Van Orman Quine, 1908-2000 (Peter T. Manicas).

17. Alain L. Locke, 1885-1954 (Leonard Harris).

18. Justus Buchler, 1914-1991 (Kathleen Wallace).

PART III. MAJOR THEMES IN AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY.

19. Community and Democracy (James Campbell).

20. Knowledge and Action: American Epistemology (Scott L. Pratt(.

21. Religion (William D. Dean).

22. Education (Nicholas C. Burbules, Bryan Warnick, Timothy McDonough, and Scott Johnston).

23. Art and the Aesthetic (Armen T. Marsoobian).

Epilogue: Editor’s Note.

Epilogue: The Renascence of Classical American Philosophy (John J. McDermott).

Index.

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